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And you, cool foreign statesmen,
, Who drink both night and day; Shall humble haughty France, Just as we our debts shall pay. As a drinking we do go, &c.
Now a drinking he may go, &c.
[See references to the following notes in the preceding page.]
* The Earl of Winchelsea, and his two brothers, William Finch, and Edward Finch Hatton.
Edward Finch, brother of the Earl of Winchelsea, and Groom of the Bedchamber to George (I. was Ambassador at Russia : he united the unpolished sycophancy of that Court to the manners of a Spaniard : you may judge of his absurdity, when in defence of a treaty, he gave an account in the House of Commons of the Czarina's health and kindred.-W.
+ Allen, first Earl Bathurst.
Sir Robert was a veteran
But, here comes Pelham-mum; “ Your servant, master Pelham, « When will Orford come ?"
Then a drinking we may go, &c.
Then fill a rosy bumper,
And send the glass about ; Here's health to all those in, And death to all those out. As a drinking they do go, &c.
THE INTERVIEW BETWEEN
RIGHT HON. HENRY PELHAM *
WILLIAM, EARL OF BATH.
THE story goes, as Fame will tattle still, Once on a time 'squire Harry met Lord Will;
* Mr. Pelham could teach servility to a parliament, whose privileges were yet untouched: he got into power without unpopularity, and endured any thing rather than risk his administration. He was timorous, reserved, fickle, apt to despair ; he would often not attempt when he was convinced he would be right; he employed any means to get able men out of the Opposition; he always bought off enemies to avoid their satire; he was obscure on the most trivial occurrences; perplexed, even when he had but one idea; and whenever he spoke well it was owing to his being heated; he must lose his temper before he could exert his reason ; he degraded truth by timidity, sense by mystery, and right by asking pardon for it; he professed honesty, and kept his word, when nothing happened to make him break it ; opposition or contradictionweretwothings his nature could not bear; he was very proud, but not with self-sufficiency; he had neither osten
Says this to that “ If you 'll the story hear, “ I'll tell you, Hal, a secret worth your ear. “ The Old Man's * gone where God knows what's
“ And I've declared that I'll accept his place.”. “ And is it so! why let me tell you, brother,
, “(Sure one good turn, they say, deserves ano
ther) “ I, too, for once, a secret will reveal; “ Which long, indeed, I cannot well conceal: “ Our master, who you know ne'er breaks his “ Full low bowd I, as love and duty taught.” Will star'd, and cock'd, and cock'd and stard
word, “ Promis'd I should succeed him at the board
tation nor avarice, and yet with little generosity he loved his family and his friends, and enriched them as often as he could steal an opportunity from his extravagant bounty to his enemies and antagonists; his expense was unbounded for intelligence; it was one of the greatest blemishes of his administration; he wanted it so entirely-not resolution more. He never
ve but when he durst not resent.-W. * Earl of Wilmington.